108: Fat Tug with Sandra of Prairie GEM Hops
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This week we’re drinking Driftwood’s Fat Tug IPA at the Prairie GEM hop farm with local hop producer Sandra Gowan. To record this episode we made our way out of the city to the hop farm, where Sandra has been growing hops for commercial use since 2009. Show Notes 00:00 – Introduction 00:40 – Driftwood Fat Tug IPA 03:40 – Getting into growing hops 08:30 – Pellets and processing hops 11:45 – Starting a hop farm 13:00 – Brewer’s Gold and hop history 14:30 – The market for local hops 17:10 – Harvesting the hops 20:50 – Hop height 23:50 – Plans for Prairie GEM Hops 29:40 – Wrapping it up